Instagrammable Villages

Revealed: The Most Instagrammable Villages in the UK

  • Clovelly, a stunning harbour village in Devon, is the UK’s most Instagrammable village
  • Portmeirion, an enchanting village in Wales, is runner-up with 114,323 Instagram hashtags
  • Castle Combe, within the Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty, is the third most Instagrammable
  • Other locations in the top 10 include Castleton, Robin Hood’s Bay and Corfe Castle

The Most Instagrammable Villages – With headlines like ‘Lockdown leads to spike in interest in country life’ and ‘Escape to the country? Rise in the number of buyers leaving London’ sprouting thick and fast online, it’s only a matter of time before houses for sale in the UK’s prettiest villages are snapped up!

To identify which areas are home to the most picture-perfect villages, Bankrate took to Instagram and assessed the number of hashtags for 100 rural locations dotted around the UK*. From the tip of Scotland to every nook and cranny of Cornwall, we’ve found the top 20 prettiest villages to scope out for your next property search.

Clovelly is the UK’s Most Instagrammable Village

Key Findings

Clovelly, a stunning harbour village in Devon, is the UK’s most Instagrammable village. It has been captured on Instagram 134,353 times. Portmeirion, an enchanting Italianate style village in Wales, is runner-up with 114,323 Instagram hashtags.  

Instagrammable Villages

Castle Combe, a village within the Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty in Wiltshire,is the third most Instagrammable village(99,641 hashtags.)

Castle Combe

While lying in the lee of mysterious Mam Tor, locally known as the ‘Shivering Mountain’, Castleton follows (91,848 hashtags.) Next, Grasmere, a village in the centre of the Lake District, takes its name from the adjacent lake and lands in the number 5 spot(87,367 hashtags.)

Wales

Portmeirion aside, Beddgelert, Snowdonia, and Porthdinllaen are among the most Instagrammable villages in Wales – with 22,055 and 5,816 hashtags on Instagram, respectively.

Portmeirion

Scotland

The most photogenic villages in Scotland are Crail (26,834 hashtags), Fort Augustus (24,609 hashtags) and Plockton (14,569 hashtags.)  

Northern Ireland

Over in Northern Ireland, Cushendun (7,258 hashtags) and Carnlough (6,928 hashtags) in County Antrim are among the most Instagrammable villages. While Groomsport in County Down is popular for pictures too, at 6,458 Instagram hashtags!

Instagrammable Villages

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